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The resources which are developed by The Centre for Genetics Education of the NSW Genetics Service and those resources developed elsewhere which are distributed by The Centre for Genetics Education are intended for educational purposes only. These resources are not designed for diagnostic or treatment purposes. The Centre for Genetics Education is a public education service which aims to bring the agencies and services involved in the area of genetics to the attention of potential clients and the community.

Client referrals to the Genetics Services, Genetics Support Groups and Community Service Agencies are based on current listings of availability of those services. The Centre assumes no responsibility about the type, amount, quality of assistance, support or service provided by other agencies. The enclosed information is in no way to be seen or taken to be a substitute for individual advice concerning diagnosis or treatment from an appropriately skilled health care provider.

Terms of use

The Centre for Genetics Education's website is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Individuals requiring diagnosis, risk assessment, treatment, or who have specific questions are urged to contact their local genetics service or health care provider for appropriate care.

The Centre's website includes links to a variety of other internet sites. The presence of a link to an online resource does not represent an endorsement by the Centre of that site or its content. The Centre assumes no responsibility for the type, amount or quality of assistance, support or information service provided by other agencies or organisations.

Copyright information

The Centre for Genetics Education's website and its contents, as part of NSW Health, are subject to the operation of the Copyright Act 1968, vested in the Crown in the right of the State of New South Wales.

All rights are reserved. However, in keeping with the Centre's commitment towards encouraging the availability, dissemination and exchange of information (and subject to the operation of the Copyright Act 1968 Act), you are welcome to reproduce the information which appears on the Centre's website for personal, in-house and non-commercial use only, as long as the user of the information agrees to:
• Retrieve documents for information only
• Print up to 50 copies for educational use only
• Acknowledge the source of any selected passage, table diagram or other extract reproduced
• Not make any charge for providing the information to another person or organisation
• Not modify the information without the express prior written permission of the Centre for Genetics Education
• Include this copyright notice in any copy made:
© - Copyright - Centre for Genetics Education for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales.


In the event that you wish to reproduce, alter, store, publish or transmit the material that appears on the Centre's website for a purpose other than personal, in-house or non-commercial use, please complete the Copyright Request Form and fax or email it to:

Fax: +61 (0) 2 9906 7529

Email: contact@genetics.edu.au

Citation Guidelines

If and when any part of the Centre's website and its contents are used as a reference, it must be cited. The following formats are recommended:

• Citing the website
The Centre for Genetics Education (online). www.genetics.edu.au. Accessed [insert date accessed].

• Citing Fact Sheets 
Title of Fact Sheet. The Centre for Genetics Education (online). www.genetics.edu.au. Accessed [insert date accessed].

• Citing Publications and reports
In: The Centre for Genetics Education (online). Name of Publication, (Updated [Last Update]). Available at www.genetics.edu.au. Accessed [insert date accessed].

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Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets

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Family health history

Family health history

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy

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Cancer in the family

Cancer in the family